• Community Partners

     
    Community Partners are available to help businesses with the certification process, with preparing bids, explaining the M/W/DBE requirements, and explaining the rules and regulations governing doing business with sister agencies. Community Partners also help non-minority suppliers with locating M/W/DBE partners and subcontractors. 
     
    • 1.
      • African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
      • Sourcing for African American owned businesses
        Technical assistance
        Networking
      • http://www.aaccwp.com/
      • Doris Carson Williams - Director
      • (412) 392-0610
      • information@aaccwp.com
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      • Government Contracting Assistance Center (GACO)
      • Technical assistance
        Sourcing for MBEs, WBEs, DBEs, and disabled, and veteran owned businesses
      • Renee Decker - Contracting Specialist
      • (724) 738-2346
      • renee.decker@sru.edu
    • 5.
      • Minority Business Opportunity Committee (MBOC)
      • Networking
        Sourcing for small businesses including MBEs, WBEs, DBEs, and 8(a) firms
      • (412) 395-6079
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      • MWDBE Governmental Committee
      • Sourcing for MBEs, WBEs, and DBEs
        Networking
      • http://mwbegovtcomm.com
      • Valerie Waters - Vice Chair
      • (412) 255-6552
      • vwaters@URA.ORG
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      • Minority & Women Educational Labor Agency (MWELA)
      • Sourcing construction contractors
        Training and education programs
        Bonding for construction projects
      • http://mwela.net/index.html
      • Marc Little - Executive Director
      • (412) 697-2655
      • realtime10@aol.com
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      • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
      • Advocates for the rights of minorities
      • (412) 471-1024
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      • PA Department of General Services
        Bureau of Minority and Women Business Opportunities (BMWBO)
      • MBE and WBE certification
        Technical assistance
        Sourcing for MBEs and WBEs
        Contracts for goods and services
      • http://www.dgs.state.pa.us/
      • Gayle Nuppnau
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      • Western Pennsylvania Minority Supplier Development Council (WPMSDC)
      • MBE Certification for ethnic minorities including Black, Asian, Hispanic and Native Americans
        Access to working capital loans and specialized financing
        Advanced Management Education Programs and Scholarships
        Business Opportunity Fairs
        Matchmaking and Networking Events
      • http://www.emsdc.org
      • Alexander "Nick" Nichols - COO
      • (412) 391-4423
      • nichols@epmsdc.org
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      • Small Business Administration (SBA) - Pittsburgh District
      • Technical Assistance
        Contracts for goods and services
        8(A) and SDB certification
        Sourcing for 8(A) and SDB firms
      • http://www.sba.gov/pa/pitt/
      • Kevin White - Acting District Director
      • (412) 395-6560 x113
      • kevin.white@sba.gov